Enter, Edit, and Delete Data

Basic formatting in Excel can customize the look and feel of your Excel spreadsheet. Learn about formatting cells in Excel here.

Deleting information in a cell

To delete data that already appears in a cell:

  • Click the cell that contains the information to be deleted.
  • Press the Delete key, OR
  • Right-click and choose Clear Contents from the shortcut menu.

    Clear Contents selection on the Shortcut Menu

To delete data being typed but not yet added to the cell:

  • Cancel an entry by pressing the Escape key.